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I took my first trip to Island Falls in 1966 when I was 8 years old. Bill Hammond, an IF resident, had built a small cabin about 20 miles up river near the north Pita rapids. He sold the cabin, a couple of canoes he built, two outboard motors and an old 1955 Ford truck to a group in Austin, Minnesota that included my father. We would fly into Island Falls, get our gear down to the boat house just beyond the dam, and travel upriver to the cabin. We would then portage into Tommy Lake and Flanagan Lake to fish. Once the road was put in, traffic increased and Slim's put boats in on Tommy. It was never the same! We plan to go up next summer to see what everything looks like and reflect of the good old days. Anyone have any experiences with Bill Hammond, the boathouse, or Scotties (now owned by Slims)?

Added: September 27, 2017
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Hi everyone, interesting read here and so nostalgic. My father was from Pelican Narrows and he worked there at one point, knew a lot of the men who worked there and started his family in the pas in the 50's. Great website for a forgotten site. :D

Added: July 18, 2017
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Brings back lots of memories. I worked For Churchill River Power from Jan 1971 to Nov 1980. Would love to hear from anyone that I knew back there.

Added: June 22, 2017
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Before a work-related trip to Island Falls for a few days in November, 2014, I came across this site and learned a lot about the place. Spent too much time going through the stories and photos. Great website.

Added: February 8, 2015
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I am just testing things. I noticed that there have been no entries after 2008, so I figured you must have stopped this page. I had enjoyed seeing the various entries. I am seeing if it still works.

Added: January 15, 2015
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Visited Island Falls late September 2008, doing preliminary survey for Environment Canada. The old airstrip and the housing areas are being considered as potential locations for an Air Quality Monitoring Station. Revisiting on October 28th to make final choice. Lovely area and I found your web site very informative on the history of Island Falls.

Added: October 23, 2008
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wonderful pictures,,,its amazing to think that back then i was in sandy
this woman is 50 and change...


Added: October 5, 2008
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Can you still drive to Island Falls?

Added: August 3, 2008
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I never had the opportunity to visit Island Falls, but enjoyed meeting children from there who came to visit family near me. Bob Bowman and Sharon Brown (why do I remember the spelling of her name as Sharrin???), both close to my age, visited near my home on Main Street in Flin Flon. I remember longing to travel to Island Falls, but the transport was limited to aircraft and winter road activity. Thanks for one of the most complete "homecoming" sites I've ever seen.

Added: June 8, 2008
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I wrote a comment in guestbook but don't know what Administration password is. Now I think I do. The number below I hope.

Added: February 11, 2008
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